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COMPUTER CHESS - another weird and good movie - trailer and link

Watch it here.

- Sujewa

How to make it DIY + weird (mostly re: the DIY part in this post)

DIY 2017 film movement - definition/how to do it (this is our version of the Dogme 95 manifesto :) )
9/15/17 written by sujewa ekanayake
(about the weird part - make it unusual - subject matter wise - surreal, a monster movie maybe, sci-fi perhaps, undefinable cult weird perhaps - something other than a romantic comedy set in the real world or a drama set in the real/normal world.  we'll know weird when we see it)
(this list is mostly to encourage people - specially artists, minorities, women - people who are not favored by the established film business in various countries - to make movies.  if we limit the development process, keep it small, keep it art making focused/based, we may be able to make more movies more often and distribute them - each movie like an unusual piece of art)
if the director, on a fiction feature film (only applies to fiction films, not documentaries)
1 - writes the script
2 - produces the movie
3 - directs the movie
4 - shoots the movie (or plays a very s…

UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES - weird and good - trailer, link

Watch Uncle Boonmee here.

- Sujewa

ALPHAVILLE trailer and link

Watch ALPHAVILLE here.

- Sujewa

Film Trailer: Modern Love Is Automatic | Film 2009 | SXSW

Watch the movie here.

- Sujewa

Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi), Sujewa Ekanayake (Werewolf Ninja Philosopher) Interviews

I am looking forward to The Last Jedi.  Here's a great, recent interview with Jedi director Rian Johnson at New York Times.

Here's the trailer for The Last Jedi:


I am also looking forward to making my movie Werewolf Ninja Philosopher this fall.  Here is an interview I did with Filmwax Radio about Werewolf movie and crowdfunding.

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher is fundraising at IndieGoGo at the moment.  Check it out here, and if you dig it, support, share.

Here's my pitch video for Werewolf Ninja Philosopher project:

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher movie IndieGoGo pitch video from Sujewa Ekanayake on Vimeo.

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher movie

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher movie lead actor Art Shrian
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"Earlier this year, while I was producing a wild puppet sci-fi project called Space Rabbit, I came up with a private detective comedy movie idea - about a character who has to investigate several show biz world murders in NYC.  Unlike in the regular world, in this version of NYC the following is true - art, indie, experimental, foreign filmmakers, and film critics, are the big entertainment world stars.  In the movie someone is killing art/indie filmmakers, and the city government cannot solve the crimes - so they call in a star private investigator to help them solve the mystery.  The private investigator they call on is a character named Werewolf Ninja Philosopher - a werewolf who has ninja skills - has fought and defeated evil ninjas in the past, and is also a character who teaches philosophy at NYU, and who uses his knowledge of philosophy to help people deal with their life problems.…